The concept of the facsimile reprint may have been invented by Charles
Bragin back in the 1940s with his Dime Novel Club which published
facsimile editions of dime novels (from 1945-1960).
One of the first companies to attempt to extend the practice to pulp magazines was Odyssey Publications.
From 1974 to 1981, Odyssey Publications published a series of eleven
anthologies of pulp stories in a perfect-bound trade paperback format.
The original plan was to publish sets of four titles: two "full count"
reprints of single issues of pulps and two original "best of"
collections of stories selected by a group of editors. Each volume would
feature stories from a particular pulp title.
Though they were called "full count" reprints, the Odyssey Publications
reprints of single issues of pulps were not complete cover-to-cover
facsimiles because they omitted all the original ads and thus had fewer
pages and different pagination.
By the time the company finally went out of business sometime around 1986,
only six "full count" reprints and five original collections had been
Note: If the covers of some issues appear off-register, it's not the scan.
The color registration of covers of the Odyssey Publications was often
badly off register.
The contents lists for this single issue reprint comes from the FictionMags
index at philsp.com and refers to the original pulp issue, not this
Odyssey reprint. Because the advertising matter was deleted from the
reprint, the pagination differs.